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November 29, 2011

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme’s Hair Atelier

By Deborah Frank | Hotel, Beauty

When we were invited last summer to meet French hairstylist John Nollet in
his newly opened salon at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, we expected to see a large, busy space with assistants bustling, blow-dryers
whirring and scissors snipping. Instead, the concierge escorted us to Suite
101, with its nondescript door, around the corner from the elevators. It was
hard not to notice that Nollet’s atelier is perfectly located for quick
and discreet arrivals and departures by his French celebrity clientele, like
singer Vanessa Paradis and La Vie en Rose’s Marion Cotillard.
Inside, the small yet chicly decorated room with gold walls has French doors
that open onto a long terrace overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard.
In 2009, the Park Hyatt hired Nollet to bring his styling services to 11 of
its properties around the world. From Tokyo to Buenos Aires to London, he appeared
at guests’ doors with his elaborate, custom-built Louis Vuitton trunk
containing the tools of his trade to cut and color their coifs. The yearlong
tour was such a success that the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme invited Nollet
to permanently set up his Hair Room Service by John Nollet in its hotel. Guests can still arrange appointments in their rooms, but the
privacy and charm of the personal service with Nollet in Suite 101 is a Parisian
pas de deux worth experiencing. From $950 a session; paris.vendome.hyatt.com.